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Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain'

April 23, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered an unprecedented, conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of... more »»

Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

April 23, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a... more »»

Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

April 23, 2014

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing at least 30 people. more »»

Greece hits milestone, opens way for debt relief

April 23, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece has reached a major financial milestone that its creditors demanded as a precondition for being granted more debt relief, the European Commission said Wednesday. more »»

Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

April 23, 2014

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction Wednesday. more »»

SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

April 23, 2014

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being... more »»

Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

April 23, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified "bad activities. more »»

Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

April 23, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian lawmaker announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election — the first to field his bid for the top post in a vote called despite the country's... more »»

France unveils plan to fight jihadist threat

April 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France is cracking down on youth who leave their homes to fight with Islamist radicals in Syria's civil war. more »»

UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

April 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high. more »»

Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

April 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. more »»

Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

April 23, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plan. more »»

Pakistan's army seeks closure of TV channel

April 23, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani army has filed a complaint asking the government to shut down the country's leading private Geo News TV channel over what the military calls "false" reports, an... more »»

Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

April 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to... more »»

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

April 23, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. more »»

UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

April 23, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

April 23, 2014

MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon (AP) — As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off... more »»

Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

April 23, 2014

PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West. more »»

Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

April 23, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. more »»

SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

April 23, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government... more »»

 
 

 

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